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Eye Care In Focus

Tuesday 19th September 2023

The Gibson Hotel, Dublin

Tuesday 19th September

The ICO invites ophthalmologists and trainees, general practitioners, optometrists, orthoptists, ophthalmic nurses and technicians to join us for this dedicated clinical education meeting (accredited for 6 CME points) on Tuesday, 19th September 2023.

The Gibson Hotel, Dublin
North Dock, Dublin, D01 X2P2

CME Accredited - 6 CPD Points


 Mr John Doris
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, University Hospital Waterford and President, Irish College of Ophthalmologists

8.00am Welcome Refreshments

Session 1: Refractive Surgery

Assessment of the refractive surgery patient
 Ms Elaine Corrigan
Optometrist, Wellington Eye Clinic, Beacon Medical Campus, Dublin

Orthoptic considerations in refractive surgery
 Ms Gillian O'Mullane
Clinical Specialist Orthoptist, Children's Health Ireland at Temple Street

Examining the options and different procedures available to patients
 Prof William Power
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital and Blackrock Health

10.10am Demonstration of Healthlink
Healthlink is the National Health Messaging web service which allows the secure transmission of clinical patient information between Hospitals, Health Care Agencies and Medical Practitioners.  A demonstration of how the service operates and the key benefits will be presented at the conference.
10.30am Refreshments

Session 2: Visual Impairment and Supporting Your Patients
This session will discuss the ways in which the eye care team can support visually impaired patients while in clinic, referral guidelines and the importance of timely intervention in offering support to your patient.

A clinician's perspective on visual impairment support
 Ms Janice Brady
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, University Hospital Waterford

A general overview of NCBI services
National Insights and Impact Manager

The Eye Clinic Liaison Service – route to community support and service

Eye Clinic Liaison Officer, NCBI

The Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) service operates in Dublin in the Mater, Temple Street and the Eye and Ear hospitals. The aim of the ECLO is to provide timely support to patients at the point of, or as close to diagnosis as possible. ECLO, Hilary Devlin will explain to the audience what it is like to do this role and how important it is for patients to know support is on hand.

The Patient's Perspective - Panel Discussion
 Mr Kevin Kelly
National Strategic Partnership Manager, NCBI


Keynote Talk: "SCNF (Second Chance Never Forget)"

 Ian McKinley
Former Professional Rugby Player

1.00pm Lunch

Session 3: Glaucoma

Capacity in glaucoma services: Engaging with primary care optometry
 Dr Robert Harper
Optometrist, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and Honorary Professor of Optometry, School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester

Adult glaucoma care pathway across community and hospital
 Dr Margaret Morgan
Consultant Medical Ophthalmologist, CHO 7 & Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin

An overview of the nurse specialist led glaucoma clinic over the past 12 years in Beaumont Eye Department.
 Ms Elaine Brennan
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Glaucoma Clinic, Beaumont Hospital Eye Department

4.00pm Meeting Close